Elvina Leone Rockeman

July 24, 1938 – Nov. 28, 2019

Elvina Leone Rocke-

man, age 81, went home

to be with her Lord on

November 28, 2019. Elvi-

na was born July 24, 1938

to Otto and Leona (Cline)

Scharbow in Kenmare,

North Dakota. She was

the oldest of three

daughters and lived on a

farm southwest of Don-

nybrook. She was a

member of the Aurelia

Moravian Church where

she taught and played pi-

ano for Sunday School.

Elvina won a trip to Min-

neapolis as a county

champion to compete in

the Minneapolis Tribune

Spelling Bee in eighth

grade and attended Girls

State her junior year. She

graduated from Don-

nybrook High School in

1956 as valedictorian. She

attended Minot State

Teachers College return-

ing later to Minot State

College to earn her B.S. in

education in 1970.Elvina

worked at St. Joseph’s

Hospital, the Donnybrook

Post Office, and taught

Basic Skills at Don-

nybrook School.

Elvina married Howard

Rockeman of Don-

nybrook, on June 11, 1958

at Aurelia Moravian

Church. A loving farm-

wife and mother of two

boys, she was also an ac-

tive member of the United

Methodist Church serving

in several offices on the

local, district and state

level of United Methodist

Women. She loved sing-

ing in the church choir

and celebrating with her

Red Hats group, Ritzy

Reds. Elvina was also a

charter member of the

North Dakota Hereford

Auxiliary and Cowbelles.

She also volunteered as

an American Cancer So-

ciety chairman.

Elvina’s hobbies in-

cluded playing piano,

painting almost anything

that did not move, read-

ing, sewing, and home

decorating. She enjoyed

taking her Mustang con-

vertible for a drive with

her little white dog, Mag-

gie, as co-pilot.

Elvina leaves behind

two sons and their wives,

Mark Allen & Annette

from Donnybrook and

Karl Howard & Jessica

from Richardton along

with two grandsons and

their wives, Christopher

(Paige Brummund) and

Brett (Jackie). Her faithful

companion for the past 12

years, Maggie. Sister, Lin-

da (Ira) Scherrer,

brother-in-law Leo Bruins,

aunt Lila Cline as well as

several nieces, nephews

and cousins.

Among those meeting

Elvina in Heaven are her

husband of 50 years Ho-

ward, her parents, and her

sister Sula.

A service to celebrate

her going home to the

Lord will be held on Fri-

day, December 6, 2019 at

10:30 am at Vincent Unit-

ed Methodist Church in

Minot with her being

reunited in eternal rest

with Howard at Aurelia

Moravian Community

Cemetery in rural Don-

nybrook at 2 pm. Visita-

tion will be on Thursday,

December 5, from 3-5 pm

with a Prayer Service at 5

pm at Thompson-Larson

Funeral Home in Minot.

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